Betterview says that its drone platform is used by more than 90 insurers, and offers detailed documentation for roof inspections and claims estimates. (Photo: iStock)

Betterview, the software platform and service provider that uses drones to capture and analyze building and property data, and Understory, Inc., a weather network and analytics company, recently announced a strategic partnership will now allow Betterview users to review historical hail, high wind, precipitation and ice dam data before sending a drone out to inspect buildings & properties. By simply entering an address into Betterview’s Tower platform, underwriters & adjusters can now review historical weather information, current weather conditions, satellite imagery, and building age to screen risk and investigate claims.

Duck Creek Technologies announced recently that an extension of Duck Creek OnDemand, a cloud-based solution for Core Systems, to include Duck Creek Anywhere Enabled Solutions and Managed Services. These pre-built integrations provide a model for P&C carriers to quickly access leading data and service capabilities to be more competitive in writing and serving policies in the digital age. The platform connects to Lexis-Nexis, Verisk, Pitney Bowes, EBix, and AssureSign. Capabilities provided include address validation, geo-coding, auto information, e-signatures, claims OFAC checking, credit scores, loss data, policy prefill, and other services.

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